From February 2014 onwards Briefings cover a number of torture-related topics in three or four page articles.

Prior to that, from July 2009 to September 2012 Chas Raws sent out a one page Briefing nearly every month, often with items of interest from the press but also including other material e.g. text of Rev. Roy Jenkins’ sermon on 24th June 2012 marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture (No 36A).  These form Briefings 1 – 39.

We are missing Briefings Nos 1, 5, 7, 12 and 13.  It would be good if we could complete the set.  Please contact if you have any of these.

2021 download list (PDF)
2020 download list (PDF)
  • No 64 - FEBRUARY

    Psychologists collude with torture, then distance themselves from it –  and long delays in the administration of justice

2019 download list (PDF)
  • No 60 - January

    A Report on Q-CAT conference at Friends House, Saturday 3rd November 2018
    Preventing Torture – Effective Action

2018 download list (PDF)
  • NO 58 - JULY

    Britain complicit in torture – an in-depth study of the recent report by the Intelligence and Security Committee Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition 2001 – 2010.

  • No 56 - February

    Book Review: Does Torture Prevention Work? ed. Richard Carver and Lisa Handley

2017 download list (PDF)
2016 download list (PDF)
2015 download list (PDF)
  • No 47 - October

    How the Government is breaking its own rules on torture victims

  • No 46 - July

    Report reveals American Psychological Association complicity in torture post 9/11

  • No 44 - January

    Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the use of torture by the CIA

2014 download list (PDF)
  • No 42 - July

    Perceptions and myths about torture (also Q-CAT’s work: duplication or a distinctive approach?)

  • No 41 - April

    How torture survivors are (not) being supported in the UK

  • No 40 - February

    The treatment of deportees from the UK: reporting evidence of ill treatment (PDF)

Pre-2014 download list (PDF)